Tulach Beag Broch

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Tulach Beag isn't far along the banks of the River Thurso from Tulach Mor, and these two brochs are not that far from a bunch of brochs around Westerdale and Mybster. There must have been quite a community of Picts for so many brochs to be within easy reach of each other.

Access is by walking through the Bad a'Cheo windfarm. Keep to the tracks and it isn't far from them to the brochs. The ground is boggy off the tracks, so try to pick a dry route to the banks of the River Thurso. Take a good map with you that has the brochs marked to help you find them, or use GPS if you have it. There isn't much left of this one other than a low grassy hillock, so it's easy to miss.


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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.